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Simple Roasted Asparagus

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  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 portions 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Simplicity is best when it comes to appreciating beautiful ingedients as they are. It's perfect by itself or with side with meat or fish dishes.


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  • 2 pounds asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Fresh lemon juice (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with foil, if desired, and lightly grease it.
  2. Arrange the asparagus in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, ensuring all the stalks are parallel.
  3. Drizzle the asparagus with olive oil, then sprinkle with garlic powder (if using), sea salt, and black pepper. Toss the asparagus with your hands so they are evenly coated with the oil and seasoning. Rearrange them back into a single layer.
  4. Roast the asparagus in the oven until they are crisp-tender. For thin stalks, roast for 8-11 minutes; for average stalks, 12-15 minutes; and for thick stalks, 16-20 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and drizzle with lemon juice just before serving, if desired.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean